The Nationals should just keep playing at RFK. I know that'll piss the powers that be off at MLB Inc. but the fact of the matter is RFK isn't all that bad. The location is pretty easy to get to. The facilities, while not as gorgeous as, say, Minute Maid Park, Camden Yards or any of the other neo-retro ballparks built in the last 15 years, are adequate, and it would save DC taxpayers tonnes of cash forgoing the new stadium (hell, take 20% of the forecast cost and use it to modernize RFK). But most importantly it would preserve the greatest aspects of the park: a symmetrical, cavernous field. RFK ranks dead last
in home runs hit, which has helped propel a team that is otherwise downright average in every statistical measure into first place.
I love large outfields. I love the fact a line drive to left field doesn't automatically equal a home run. I love big ass gaps where a hitter can lace a triple. I love RFK.